Where you find free stuff, you will find me. And entry to the Sydney Tea Festival was FREE with FREE tea tasting! But they did sell tea tasting cups for $4. Pretty smart… it saves from paper cup wastage and it’s basically the entry fee that would support the festival for next year.
As a matcha lover, I only had eyes for one thing… YOU GUESSED IT: GREEN TEA & MATCHA (well, two things).
But I did try out some interesting blends on the day as well. And why not, they were free!
One the main events of the festival was the Japanese tea ceremony. I got to drink actual matcha tea served to me by a lady in a kimono! *fangirling* I wrote a separate blog post about it which you can find here.
I just wanted to share my pictures of the event in this post. I tried to get pics of all the green teas on the day though. I only have one opinion to share about the day: DELICIOUSLY AWESOME. I promise you, the free entry fee did not play a part in my decision. I did however, feel a little iffy about the oolong tea. I don’t think oolong is for me.
Loose Leaf Tea House Stall-The first stall of my day
Addiction Food-tried out their dark chocolate, orange balls. MMMmmm!
Blossom Blends-How cute are their teaware? And had a range of flowery tea blends.
Mista Matcha-these were the suppliers of the matcha powder to the Japanese tea ceremony on the day. I LOVED their matcha bliss balls. Couldn’t taste much matcha… it was very fruity.
Gingko Leaf-I really wanted to buy their Japanese teaware but WOAH they were pricy. Unlink Mista Matcha, their matcha is from Kyoto… which was also pretty expensive. Was really looking forward to it, but sadly… my poor wallet 😦
Madame Flavour– I bought a box of their green tea. It was really refreshing. You can actually find this brand in your local Woolies. LOL, travelled so far to buy something I could find locally.
Mak Mak Macarons– The owner of this business was super friendly! He was Malaysian and makes tasty macarons. OMG… the matcha macaron was so pretty! And delicious!
Perfect South Green Tea– I had never heard of this place before until the festival. They had some interesting leaf blends… but no matcha.
And here are some more random photos. Did I ever tell you how terrible I am at the blogging thing? It’s so hard being selective!
And that’s all I have for today folks. This festival was last week and I have been dreading this post. Now you see why. It’s so photo-heavy! But if you’re ever in Sydney around August… keep an eye out for the Sydney Tea Festival!